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Canada Square - 1965

Proposed Canada Square Development – 1965 Back in 1965 a Toronto architectural firm of K. R. Cooper & Associates drew up plans for the Canada Square Development that was supposed to be built along the river at Riverside Drive West & Church Street. The complex was to feature a hotel, offices, shops, dining and a theatre. Like many grand plans though the years this one ended up…
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St Michael and All Angels Church 1960

Located on Jerome Street in Riverside just to the east of the Riverside High School, is this proposed church building from October 1960. The building was designed by Windsor architect J P Thomson Associates. The building was built but with a few modifications to the…
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Detroit River Memorial Tunnel - 1918

Welcome back everyone, and Happy New Year to you all! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. After a bit of time to recharge the batteries here at IM world headquarters, we’re glad to be back for another year with you all, looking at our rich history here…
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Book Release Party - November 30th

Hello readers! As you know, I have written a book and it’s out now. It makes a great Christmas gift too for the Windsor lover on your list… I’m pleased to share with you that there is going to be a book launch party on November 30th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Chapter Two Brewery at 2345 Edna Street (just east of Walker Road). If you have Facebook, a link to the event can be…
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Windsor: Then & Now

I am happy to announce the release of my new book Windsor: Then & Now. Local publisher Biblioasis approached me back in the winter of 2020 with the idea to work with them to prepare a new addition to their collection of local history books. We talked back and forth about…
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St George's Walkerville - 2017

Going through some older photographs, I came across these photos of St. George’s in Walkerville, just prior to demolition in April 2017. It’s hard to believe that its been four years since the church and the adjacent hall were demolished in late 2017.
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391 Tecumseh Road East - Former Supertest Station

Located at 391 Tecumseh Road East at Mercer is this former auto repair shop. Judging from the signs on the building, it is owned by the WEDCSB, likely used for parking for Catholic Central Next Door. This Tudor revival style building was originally home to a Supertest Gas Station. Supertest was a Canadian Petroleum Company, based in London which operated from 1923-1973. It was purchased by…
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H. W. Patterson House - 2277 Lincoln Road

Image from Google Streetview Down in my neighbourhood in South Walkerville is this handsome Georgian style brick home. The house was built in 1924 by Harry W. (H.W.) Patterson. Patterson at his retirement from the Airport in 1959 Patterson was an interesting man.
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Hiram Walker Bottling Plant

A view of the Hiram Walker Bottling Building. This one was built around 1906 and was located on the south side of Riverside Drive to the east of the employee parking lot opposite the main office. The site today is a vacant lot. The building was demolished in…